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  • noun Plural form of prime.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prime.


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  • Having Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green and Carlson in their primes is a downright scary proposition for other Eastern Conference teams.

    Analysis: Constructing a Stanley Cup winner

  • The team was never the same after the trade, but taking a game from a Lakers team with Kobe and Shaq both in their primes is still quite a feat.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Chemistry Experiment

  • I don't want to distract from the substantive discussions, but the numerology of primes is always fun.

    A Message About ID

  • One note: The code below references a list of prime numbers called primes, which is not shown.

    MSDN Blogs

  • While the little girls -- the "primes" -- were frankly curious, and could scarcely keep their gaze off Rhoda at meals, or in the main hall at chapel.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • He told the assemblage that the Pentagon would frown on mergers among the five giant military contractors - the so-called primes:

    NYT > Home Page

  • Euclid's trick of multiplying all the primes and adding one is so good that it would be a shame if the infinitude of the primes was the only thing we could prove with it.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • And you won't need to change them as often as in system based on primes, which is quite an important factor for a photographer who lives and works in dusty environment. whoa whoa ... take it easy spending tons of money on a camera lol ...

    X-bit labs

  • But the reality is, even more people get emotionally crushed in the so-called primes of their lives -- not necessarily by something that could kill them, but it could kill their spirit.


  • The "primes" contract the "subs" for specific tasks and "there is no contract of any magnitude that doesn't have a bevy of subs," the company official said.

    Afghanistan's push to tax U.S. contractors could renew tensions


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  • In wordplay, letters whose positions in the alphabet are prime numbers: b,c,e,g,k,m,q,s,w.

    --Chris Cole, Wordplay

    May 23, 2008